Twycross Zoo is waiting for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s COVID-19 recovery roadmap for the nation on Monday, which will hopefully indicate the next steps for the charity zoo.
Twycross Zoo closed to the public on January 5 as the country went into its third lockdown within a year.
The zoo is now waiting in anticipation on when, as an open-air, outdoor attraction, they will be able to reopen and begin to recuperate the income lost over multiple lockdowns.
Dr Sharon Redrobe OBE, CEO of Twycross Zoo, said: “We appreciate that the priority has been the safety of the public due to the pandemic and after closing our gates six weeks ago, our team, as key workers, have continued to care for our animals.
“Our local communities have really pulled together for our 57-year-old zoo and every donation, adoption and membership is a lifeline towards preserving endangered species, the ultimate goal of our organisation.
“As a conservation charity that runs a zoo with hundreds of animals, it’s important to us that we can re-open hopefully soon, following all COVID-19 secure measures and offer households a safe outdoor space to relax and enjoy nature.
“With no access to the Government’s £100m Zoo fund and relying on loans and public support, we are looking forward to the day we can reopen our gates safely.
“However, until that day, we urge our communities to keep on supporting us from home.”
Twycross Zoo has launched its open-dated tickets that can be brought online now for a future visit.
These tickets must be redeemed online by selecting a date/time to visit within the next year.
Every future booking makes an impact on endangered species and conservation today: www.twycrosszoo.org/book/